Average Weather in October in Villisca Iowa, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 14°F, from 72°F to 58°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 84°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 10°F, from 48°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 61°F.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Villisca typically range from 67°F to 87°F, while on January 13, the coldest day of the year, they range from 17°F to 34°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in October
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on October. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in October
The month of October in Villisca experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 32% to 42%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 68% of the time.
For reference, on December 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 53%, while on August 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Villisca, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 26% and ending it at 18%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 8% on January 12.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Villisca is decreasing, starting the month at 2.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.0 inches or falls below 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 1.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.5 inches or falls below 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Villisca, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 18 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 36 seconds, and weekly decrease of 18 minutes, 9 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 27 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 45 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Villisca is 7:16 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 33 minutes later at 7:49 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:01 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 45 minutes earlier at 6:16 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Villisca during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during October, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:48 AM and sets 15 hours, 7 minutes later, at 8:55 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:41 AM and sets 9 hours, 14 minutes later, at 4:55 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Villisca is gradually decreasing during October, falling from 5% to 1% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 62% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Villisca is gradually increasing during October, increasing from 10.7 miles per hour to 11.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.0 miles per hour, while on August 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The growing season in Villisca typically lasts for 5.8 months (177 days), from around April 16 to around October 10, rarely starting before March 28 or after May 9, and rarely ending before September 21 or after October 30.
During October in Villisca, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly decreasing falling from 73% to 9% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October
The average accumulated growing degree days in Villisca are increasing during October, increasing by 209°F, from 3,283°F to 3,492°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Villisca is decreasing during October, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 4.5 kWh to 3.0 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Villisca are 40.930 deg latitude, -94.976 deg longitude, and 1,079 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Villisca contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 200 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,062 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (325 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (640 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Villisca is covered by cropland (97%), within 10 miles by cropland (93%), and within 50 miles by cropland (95%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Villisca year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Villisca.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Villisca according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Villisca is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Villisca and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Schenck Field Airport (40%, 24 kilometers, south); Red Oak Municipal Airport (36%, 25 kilometers, west); Creston Municipal Airport (12%, 52 kilometers, east); and Atlantic Municipal Airport (12%, 53 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .